Chuck Norris: This man should be the next U.S. president

This man should be the next U.S. president

By Chuck Norris

First of all, the next president of the United States should not be Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders. Hillary will send us down the same path of destruction as Obama, and Bernie will send us down an even worse path – if worse is even possible!

Every adult American needs to see the movie “13 Hours,” then ask yourself: “Where was Hillary during the Benghazi attacks and does her type of AWOL leadership demonstrate what we need as commander in chief, especially with ISIS and al-Nusra on the hunt for Americans here and abroad?”

To me, any one of the GOP candidates would make a good president. Some of them could even be great. All of them would be far superior to Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders.

Of course, my personal favorite is Mike Huckabee. Most know my wife, Gena, and I were on the campaign trail with Mike for five months in 2008. During that time, we clearly saw his vision and concern for our country as well as his executive experience to unite and lead our country forward. Mike had, and continues to have, a message that resonates with the American people and is a man of great authentic character.

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Mike’s qualifications include:

He has supreme executive leadership experience as governor of Arkansas from 1996 to 2007.

He has already run against the Clinton machine multiple times throughout his years as governor of Arkansas.

He is pro-Israel, pro-military and knows the Middle East better than any candidate.

He has already won the Iowa caucus (2008).

He’s been fighting [for] conservative causes his entire adult life. The 22 conservative leaders cited in the National Review could never make a case against Huckabee as a principled consistent conservative.

He’s rallied millions of citizens for years behind various fights for freedom, family and faith via his Fox News “Huckabee” show.

In 2008, very few people knew who Mike Huckabee was, but because of the “Huckabee” show, over the last six years Mike has become very well known and has his own notoriety to draw crowds to hear his message.

What most people seem to have forgotten is that Mike came in second place behind John McCain in the 2008 GOP primaries. In fact, when the totals came in, Mike had “more than 20 percent of all the votes cast nationwide.” He not only won Iowa, but swept many of the southern states on Super Tuesday.

I believe Mike would have won the nomination if Sen. Fred Thompson had not jumped in the race at the last minute to siphon off votes in South Carolina. It appeared to be a strategy implemented by the GOP establishment.

Historian Dr. Timothy Stanley agreed. He cited Aaron Blake from the Washington Post, who explained how Huckabee “had a tremendous potential that went unrealized in ’08. Huckabee quit early due to a shortage of cash, so we never got to see how well he could run in a great number of states. Moreover, his early performances were hindered by the candidacy of Fred Thompson – a dour, sour old stick who only seemed to be in the race to hurt Huckabee. It’s fair to say that Thompson denied Huckabee a win in South Carolina and thus the momentum he needed to go the distance.”

And to the person who might say, “But Mike is presently trailing in the polls,” I’d ask: “Since when have polls hijacked the American voter before he or she even votes?”

Just because the media have tried to narrow down the choices doesn’t mean the voters have to. We all want to be on a winning team, but we should never hand over our convictions and votes because media or pundits tell us there are only two or three viable candidates.

Mike may not be the “flavor of the day” to the temperamental media or cause a media frenzy like certain candidates do. However, highlighting hype is no substitute for substance, and substance is what we need more than ever in the Oval Office. We already know what voting for smoke and mirrors can get us: Obama.

One of the things I repeatedly tell people is: Vote your conviction even if it’s not what’s most popular, and rest assure that America’s founders and God Himself back you because you’re being true to who you are and what you believe.

I’ve wondered if Ronald Reagan himself could be elected in today’s political environment. I would propose that Huckabee is actually more like Reagan than any other candidate, and I’m not alone.

In his article, “Is Huckabee the Next Reagan?,” historian Dr. Timothy Stanley summarized Mike’s uniqueness among the presidential candidates: “But none of these men has Huckabee’s unique ability to speak through the television cameras and straight to the viewer at home. And, aside from Santorum, none of them has run for the nomination before. Republicans are typically cautious voters who encourage a candidate to run twice, or even thrice, before nominating them: … George H.W. Bush and Reagan were veterans of the presidential primaries. As such, Huckabee enters this race with a key asset: He’s a conservative statesman. His history alone ought to guarantee him top-tier status.”

Few knew Ronald Reagan better than Ed Rollins, who served in the administrations of Presidents Nixon, Ford and Reagan, including serving two tours of duty at the highest level of the White House as assistant to the president and White House political director. Rollins also served as the national campaign director to Ronald Reagan in the 1984 presidential election in which Reagan won 49 states.

Rollins described Huckabee in this way: “Gov. Huckabee has probably inspired me as much as Ronald Reagan … he can connect with ordinary voters. I was with the old Reagan and I can promise you this man comes as close as anyone to filling those shoes.”

Mike truly is a first-class patriot and a renowned man of integrity. Our country can use his caliber of character in the White House, not only to help restore the Oval Office but also our nation.

In the end, whoever the American voters decide will be their choice for the Republican candidacy, I will certainly support and encourage others to do the same. Like I said, any of them will be good for our country. And it is only by rallying around that single GOP candidate that we are going to ensure the presidential win and restoration of our country.

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EVANGELICAL LEADERS PERSONALLY ASKED HUCKABEE TO RUN, BUT THEN BETRAYED HIM AND CHRISTIAN VALUES FOR BETTER FUNDED CANDIDATE

“…I felt disappointed… Because there were people who came to my home, Greg, and urged me to run; said they would support me. There were people who have made commitments and promises that they didn’t keep. I mean, there’s a lot of things that we don’t have time to go into, but the big point was this: that are we going to support people based on making sure that, that person is the best funded? or is it the person who actually shares their convictions? Because if candidates get their same money from the corporatist contributors and donors that support the other candidates, then I guarantee you candidates answer to the ones who are throwing the dollars at their campaign. It always works like that, and anybody who thinks that it doesn’t, they’re the ones who’re delusional.”—Mike Huckabee

Huckabee said that he didn’t feel betrayed, but that he felt disappointed, and that’s fine as a candidate running for President. However, as true Christians, we feel betrayed by those deceptive, compromising, unfaithful, lying, carnal, money-and-popularity-first, “evangelical” leaders. Some have even had the gall to quote 2 Chronicles 7:14, but then did not seek God’s face (by reading the Bible and following it) and support the candidate who most believes and adheres to Christian values, but instead chose to support another candidate because he is better funded and (according to polls, which are often dishonest) more popular. Let’s look at that verse:

“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”—2 Chronicles 7:14

Now look at this passage of Scripture:

“I said unto the fools, Deal not foolishly: and to the wicked, Lift not up the horn: Lift not up your horn on high: speak not with a stiff neck.

For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.“—Psalms 75:4-7

Fools may look at money and popularity to make their decisions, but true Christians look to God! Let us humble ourselves, pray, and truly seek God’s face (by reading the Bible and following it), and turn from our wicked ways. Let us support the candidate who is doing the same, who truly believes in God, who is steadfast in his values, convictions, and positions; a candidate whose faith and convictions don’t change with the wind of popularity and waves of convenience, or for promises of support and filthy lucre (money). Gov. Mike Huckabee is that candidate, and that is one of the reasons I support him and pray he will be the next President of the United States of America.

Who is the true Constitutionalist? Cruz or Huckabee?

Jesus declared: “If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free….Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin….He that is of God hearth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.” (John 8:31,32, 34). Interpretation: freedom results from obeying God’s words. To the degree people reject God’s words, they lose freedom, being enslaved by sins.

To conservatives freedom is being able to live in submission to God’s words without restrictions or punishment. To libertarians freedom is being able to live in violation of God’s words without restrictions or punishment.

To conservatives God is the final authority to determine right from wrong. To libertarians human government is the final authority.

To conservatives human-made laws which oppose God’s laws are invalid and must not be obeyed. To libertarians God-made laws which oppose men’s laws are invalid and need not be obeyed.

Conservatives believe that the Constitution was founded upon, and is subordinate to, the Bible (the Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights support this fact). Libertarians believe the Constitution to be neither founded upon, nor subordinate to the Bible, but rather superior to it.

To conservatives all men are “…endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,” and God alone defines those rights. To libertarians rights are man-endowed, removable by man, and re-definable by man.

Conservatives believe vital moral issues, such as slavery, marriage, and abortion, are eternally decreed by God’s word; and that to be blessed of God America must submit to God’s decrees as “one nation, under God, indivisible.” Libertarians divide the nation by falsely claiming that either federal or state government can nullify God’s decrees. Beware how you vote, for “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation” (Matthew 12:25).

Ted Cruz claims, “I’m a constitutionalist and marriage is a question for the states….I personally believe in traditional marriage between one man and one woman, but if you want to change the marriage laws, the way to do it constitutionally is convince your fellow citizens, go to your state legislature, and change it.” That is the bogus, libertarian view of the Constitution, not the conservative view. Therefore, Cruz admits that same-sex marriage—the main issue undermining religious freedom in the US—will NOT be among his “top-three” priorities! His libertarian belief thus overrides his professed personal Christian belief. Evangelical leaders endorsing Cruz betray God, country, and family.

Were Cruz a true constitutionalist he wouldn’t be running for president, as he is not constitutionally qualified, being born in Canada to a father not an American citizen at the time.

The true conservative constitutionalist is Mike Huckabee, who is unquestionably constitutionally qualified, has the most governing experience, and has the most God-honoring policies.

UPDATED: An open letter to Shane Vander Hart concerning David Shedlock and Ted Cruz

[UPDATE: Apparently, while I was writing this article, David Shedlock had already caved to the heat his article had generated, and was writing an apology! In typical Republican fashion he put his head down, put his tail between his legs, and admitted to being wrong even though he wasn’t. Now he owes Mike Huckabee, the American people, and God an apology. Cruz’s “record” of pro-life legislation was never in question. But his “position” on state’s rights undermines that legislation, and so is in practice a “pro-abortion” position. That is the truth. There will be no retreat from what I have written in this article.]

Dear Editor Hart,

I read your article, Is Ted Cruz Being Inconsistent on Marriage? I Don’t Think So. I also read David Shedlock’s article, Everybody’s Wrong: Cruz & Huckabee Are on Opposite Sides of the Ball.” Then I read your article in response, Clarifying Ted Cruz’s Pro-Life Record. Too much is at stake not to respond.

The foundational issue is, Will American Christians obey God’s word in the voting booth this time, or will they once again forget God. It is obvious to me that America has been driven off a cliff morally, economically, and militarily.  We are now plunging to the bottom, and only God can save us from crashing into total destruction. No politician can save us. We had better humble ourselves before God before it is too late.

Being very impressed with Cruz’s courage to oppose the RINOs in Congress, I started out this campaign cycle supporting Cruz, with both words and money. But the more I learned about his policies, the more alarmed I became. Finally, it became obvious to me that Cruz’s position on the vital moral issues dividing the US today is both deceptive and dangerous.

I hope it was not intentional, but your article in response to Shedlock’s is also deceptive. You accused Shedlock of saying something he didn’t say, then proved that what he didn’t actually say is wrong. Please note carefully that Shedlock’s article did not criticise  Cruz’s “record,” but only his “position.” Shedlock very correctly pointed out that Cruz is actually a libertarian, not a social conservative; and that, just like Ron Paul, Cruz’s “position” will not stop abortions. Here is what Shedlock actually said:

The ‘state’s rights position‘ is totally unworkable on marriage, for previous laws have always required that states accept every other state’s standards.  The Cruz position is actually a step backwards for the pro-life movement, as well. Morally, abortion is a national sin.  Cruz can say he has done all he can to stop abortion. But Ron Paul’s pro-abortion supporters knew that his position would not stop abortions at all. He could brag all he wanted about proposing laws that would outlaw abortion nationally, but he knew they would never see the light of day.

That is a completely true statement. Shedlock said, “He,” that is Ron Paul, “could brag all he wanted about proposing laws that would outlaw abortion nationally [his “record”], but he knew they would never see the light of day.” The exact same thing is true about Cruz. His “position” undermines his good “record.”

Now, back to your first article about Cruz being consistent on marriage. From the research I have done, it seems to be true that Cruz has consistently stated that his policy on marriage is that “marriage is a question for the states.” That is exactly why he is a dangerous man whom I not only cannot support, but must, and will, oppose for the sake of my children and grandchildren. As the family goes, so goes the nation. Sodomy destroys the family. No nation has ever survived sodomy. And Cruz’s policy on marriage will allow the sodomite movement to prevail and grow in state after state until our country is totally corrupt: “Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?  Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened” (1 Cor. 5:6).

But, and this is very important, if Cruz is consistent in saying that marriage is an issue for the states to decide, how then can he honestly say that abortion is not? Cruz says that issues not specifically mentioned in the Constitution must be settled by the states. The Constitution says nothing about abortion, so if Cruz is going to be consistent, he will leave abortion to be decided by the states also. That position will not stop abortions, and so in practice is equivalent to a pro-choice position, which is exactly what Shedlock pointed out.

Also, if Cruz is truly a pure Constitutionalist as he claims, is he being consistent in even running for president? As many conservatives have already pointed out, it is highly questionable that Cruz is Constitutionally qualified for the office of president; some say that it is certain that Cruz is not qualified. Cruz says the voters will decide if he is qualified or not. I don’t think so. Do a web search. Liberals are already planning to challenge his qualifications all the way to the Supreme Court if necessary should he win the general election. What do you think our liberal majority Supreme Court will decide? And once the Supreme Court has declared Cruz unqualified, what are you going to do then?

The IRS is another issue in which Cruz is being deceptive. He claims he will do away with the IRS, but actually all he is planning to do is impose a flat tax on “income.” That will not do away with the IRS, but will instead assure that the IRS—that criminal agency that so hates churches and other conservative organizations—lives on to continue to oppose and oppress us. Cruz could have, and should have, chosen to advocate the FairTax, which is a flat tax on “consumption” that would really and truly do away with the IRS, but he didn’t. Why is that? Could it be because the super-rich donors supporting him don’t want the unfair advantage the IRS gives them over small businesses to be eliminated? The FairTax already has 80 co-sponsors in Congress (last time I checked), so it’s not like it would be an impossible bill to pass given leadership from a conservative president.

True conservatives believe that the US Constitution was founded upon—and is subordinate to—the Christian Bible. Liberals and libertarians subvert the Constitution by rejecting the Constitution’s Bible foundation. The libertarians’ claim that the Constitution leaves vital moral issues (such as slavery, marriage and abortion) up to each state to decide for itself is bogus and wicked. God alone decides such things—not the states. And God has permanently recorded his decisions in the Bible, and they will never change. Government—state or federal—cannot through legislation change sin into righteousness or licentiousness into freedom. Government can only obey or disobey God, and to disobey is fatal. Remember this warning: “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God” (Psalms 9:17). The God of the Bible “giveth thee power to get wealth…And it shall be, if thou do at all forget the LORD thy God, and walk after other gods, and serve them, and worship them, I testify against you this day that ye shall surely perish” (Deut. 8:18-19).

The evangelical leaders who have endorsed Cruz have made a libertarian decision, not a conservative one: a carnal decision, not a spiritual, Bible-based one. Endorsing a libertarian over a proven conservative based on the libertarian’s fund-raising expertise, and rank in liberal-controlled polls,  is stupid, foolish, and shameful. They have let the liberal media make their choice for them. That is unbelievably dumb. They should repent immediately, before the damage they are causing to their reputations is irreparable. Being a libertarian, Cruz cannot unite the conservative base, as they claim, but is dividing it. Historically, libertarians have always claimed to be conservative, because they know that no Bible-believing Christian will knowingly vote for a libertarian.

John Quincy Adams gave good advise: “Always vote on principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.”

I think you owe Shedlock an apology, and that you should also reconsider your support of Cruz. We should hold all writers to account, but we shouldn’t distort a writer’s words in order to lift up our candidate of choice. Remember that your children and grandchildren also are going to be affected by this election.

Sincerely,
L.A. Turk, editor
hourlybreakingnews.com
freedomtruth.us

PREPARE FOR A FEB. SURPRISE: Don’t count Mike Huckabee out

E-mails from the Mike Huckabee campaign:

Team,

Last week our Iowa team made 9,000 calls asking likely Iowa Caucus Goers who they were supporting. The results were surprising. Roughly 75 percent of the voters we spoke with said they had not decided who to support. And of that 75%, 6 in 10 said they couldn’t even name a favorite.

In other words, don’t believe the polls you read about Iowa. This race is WIDE OPEN.

Our campaign has 13 paid staffers on the ground in Iowa and hundreds of volunteers spread out across the state. We’ve got grassroots hubs setup in key counties and we have an ambitious slate of events planned before the caucus!

Keep spreading the word about Mike Huckabee. Encourage your friends and family across the country to take a look at our campaign by visiting our website at www.MikeHuckabee.com.

We are working overtime to deliver a February surprise! Thank you and God bless you!

Chip Saltsman
Senior Advisor

Team,

Despite being outspent by tens of millions of dollars, a new poll released Friday sent an important signal to our campaign and I hope to you. Not only is Mike Huckabee the most experienced and qualified candidate for President, he is also the most well-liked candidate.

What we need now are the resources to swing the undecided voters – in Iowa according to our data this is almost 75% of voters – who are open to supporting Mike Huckabee for President.

Chip Saltsman
Senior Advisor

He’s not getting the donations from the corrupt rich people, so he needs our help! Please read more about Gov. Mike Huckabee on his website (here), and also on HourlyBreakingNews.com

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On Omnibus: how the individual members of Congress voted

Obama wins, America loses. All thanks to traitorous Republicans!

There have been many people stating about the Omnibus bill that recently passed (which funds Planned Phonomania clinics, weakens our borders and funds President Obama’s amnesty plans, weakens national defense, increases government spending, etc.), that those who voted for it should be voted out of office as soon as possible. We agree! So here are lists showing all the members of Congress and how they voted. We’ll give the those who (wickedly) voted for the evil bill first, then those who didn’t show up to vote, and then those who (rightly) voted against it.

The full, deceptive, official title of the Omnibus bill: “A bill making appropriations for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.” [Emphasis mine to show the deception.] And the measure number is “H.R. 2029 (Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 )” It was passed on December 18, 2015, 11:31 AM.

NOTE: before we go on, I’d just like to note that there are currently 100 Senators in the Senate and 434 Representatives in the House (there would be 435, but there is one vacancy at the moment), totaling 534 members of Congress at this time. There are 54 Republican Senators, 45 Democrat Senators, and 1 independent Senator. There are 246 Republican Representatives, and 188 Democrat Representatives. So this bill shouldn’t have passed, and wouldn’t have passed if the Republicans would have kept their word and done what they were voted into office to do, especially considering that there were even a few Democrats who voted against the bill!

Also, just press “Ctrl” + “F” together to open your browser’s search/find feature, and type in the abbreviation for your state to quickly and easily search for all the Senators and Representatives of your state.

Members of Congress who wickedly voted FOR the bill (381 individuals in total)

We’ll divide this into Senators first, then Representatives.

65 Senators wickedly voted FOR the bill

27 Republicans

Alexander, Lamar (R-TN)
Ayotte, Kelly (R-NH)
Barrasso, John (R-WY)
Blunt, Roy (R-MO)
Capito, Shelley Moore (R-WV)
Coats, Daniel (R-IN)
Cochran, Thad (R-MS)
Collins, Susan M. (R-ME)
Corker, Bob (R-TN)
Cornyn, John (R-TX)
Gardner, Cory (R-CO)
Graham, Lindsey (R-SC)
Hatch, Orrin G. (R-UT)
Heller, Dean (R-NV)
Hoeven, John (R-ND)
Inhofe, James M. (R-OK)
Isakson, Johnny (R-GA)
Johnson, Ron (R-WI)
Kirk, Mark (R-IL)
Lankford, James (R-OK)
McConnell, Mitch (R-KY)
Murkowski, Lisa (R-AK)
Perdue, David (R-GA)
Roberts, Pat (R-KS)
Rounds, Mike (R-SD)
Tillis, Thom (R-NC)
Wicker, Roger F. (R-MS)

37 Democrats:

Baldwin, Tammy (D-WI)
Bennet, Michael F. (D-CO)
Blumenthal, Richard (D-CT)
Booker, Cory A. (D-NJ)
Brown, Sherrod (D-OH)
Cantwell, Maria (D-WA)
Cardin, Benjamin L. (D-MD)
Carper, Thomas R. (D-DE)
Casey, Robert P., Jr. (D-PA)
Coons, Christopher A. (D-DE)
Donnelly, Joe (D-IN)
Durbin, Richard J. (D-IL)
Feinstein, Dianne (D-CA)
Franken, Al (D-MN)
Gillibrand, Kirsten E. (D-NY)
Heinrich, Martin (D-NM)
Heitkamp, Heidi (D-ND)
Hirono, Mazie K. (D-HI)
Kaine, Tim (D-VA)
Klobuchar, Amy (D-MN)
Leahy, Patrick J. (D-VT)
Menendez, Robert (D-NJ)
Mikulski, Barbara A. (D-MD)
Murphy, Christopher (D-CT)
Murray, Patty (D-WA)
Nelson, Bill (D-FL)
Peters, Gary (D-MI)
Reed, Jack (D-RI)
Reid, Harry (D-NV)
Schatz, Brian (D-HI)
Schumer, Charles E. (D-NY)
Shaheen, Jeanne (D-NH)
Stabenow, Debbie (D-MI)
Udall, Tom (D-NM)
Warner, Mark R. (D-VA)
Warren, Elizabeth (D-MA)
Whitehouse, Sheldon (D-RI)

1 independent:

King, Angus S., Jr. (I-ME)

316 Representatives wickedly voted FOR the bill

150 Republicans:

Aderholt, Robert (R-AL)
Allen, Rick (R-GA)
Barr, Andy (R-KY)
Barton, Joe (R-TX)
Benishek, Dan (R-MI)
Bilirakis, Gus M. (R-FL)
Bishop, Mike (R-MI)
Bishop, Rob (R-UT)
Bost, Mike (R-IL)
Boustany Jr., Charles W. (R-LA)
Brady, Kevin (R-TX)
Brooks, Susan W. (R-IN)
Buchanan, Vern (R-FL)
Bucshon, Larry (R-IN)
Burgess, Michael (R-TX)
Calvert, Ken (R-CA)
Carter, Buddy (R-GA)
Carter, John (R-TX)
Chabot, Steve (R-OH)
Chaffetz, Jason (R-UT)
Coffman, Mike (R-CO)
Cole, Tom (R-OK)
Collins, Chris (R-NY)
Collins, Doug (R-GA)
Comstock, Barbara (R-VI)
Conaway, K. Michael (R-TX)
Cook, Paul (R-CA)
Costello, Ryan (R-PA)
Cramer, Kevin (R-ND)
Crenshaw, Ander (R-FL)
Culberson, John (R-TX)
Curbelo, Carlos (R-FL)
Davis, Rodney (R-IL)
Denham, Jeff (R-CA)
Dent, Charles W. (R-PA)
Diaz-Balart, Maria (R-FL)
Dold, Bob (R-IL)
Donovan, Daniel (R-NY)
Duffy, Sean P. (R-WI)
Ellmers, Renee (R-NC)
Fitzpatrick, Michael G. (R-PA)
Fleischmann, Chuck (R-TN)
Flores, Bill (R-TX)
Foxx, Virginia (R-NC)
Frelinghuysen, Rodney (R-NJ)
Gibson, Chris (R-NY)
Granger, Kay (R-TX)
Graves, Sam (R-MO)
Graves, Tom (R-GA)
Grothman, Glenn (R-WI)
Guthrie, S. Brett (R-KY)
Hanna, Richard (R-NY)
Harper, Gregg (R-MS)
Hartzler, Vicky (R-MO)
Hensarling, Jeb (R-TX)
Herrera Beutler, Jaime (R-WA)
Hill, French (R-AR)
Huizenga, Bill (R-MI)
Hurd, Will (R-TX)
Issa, Darrell (R-CA)
Jenkins, Evan (R-WV)
Johnson, Bill (R-OH)
Jolly, David (R-FL)
Joyce, David (R-OH)
Katko, John (R-NY)
Kelly, Trent (R-MS)
King, Pete (R-NY)
Kinzinger, Adam (R-IL)
Kline, John (R-MN)
Knight, Steve (R-CA)
LoBiondo, Frank (R-NJ)
Loudermilk, Barry (R-GA)
Love, Mia (R-UT)
Lucas, Frank (R-OK)
Luetkemeyer, Blaine (R-MO)
MacArthur, Tom (R-NJ)
Marchant, Kenny (R-TX)
McCarthy, Kevin (R-CA)
McCaul, Michael T. (R-TX)
McHenry, Patrick T. (R-NC)
McMorris Rodgers, Cathy (R-WA)
McSally, Martha (R-AZ)
Messer, Luke (R-IN)
Mica, John (R-FL)
Miller, Candice (R-MI)
Moolenaar, John (R-MI)
Mullin, Markwayne (R-OK)
Murphy, Tim (R-PA)
Neugebauer, Randy (R-TX)
Newhouse, Dan (R-WA)
Noem, Kristi (R-SD)
Nugent, Richard (R-FL)
Nunes, Devin (R-CA)
Olson, Pete (R-TX)
Palazzo, Steven (R-MS)
Paulsen, Erik (R-MN)
Pearce, Steve (R-NM)
Pittenger, Robert (R-NC)
Pitts, Joseph R. (R-PA)
Poe, Ted (R-TX)
Poliquin, Bruce (R-ME)
Price, Tom (R-GA)
Reed, Tom (R-WA)
Reichert, David G. (R-WA)
Renacci, Jim (R-OH)
Ribble, Reid (R-WI)
Rice, Tom (R-SC)
Rigell, Scott (R-VA)
Rogers, Harold (R-KY)
Rokita, Todd (R-IN)
Rooney, Tom (R-FL)
Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana (R-FL)
Roskam, Peter J. (R-IL)
Ross, Dennis (R-FL)
Rouzer, David (R-NC)
Royce, Ed (R-CA)
Russell, Steve (R-OK)
Ryan, Paul D. (R-WI)
Scalise, Steve (R-LA)
Scott, Austin (R-GA)
Sensenbrenner, F. James (R-WI)
Sessions, Pete (R-TX)
Shimkus, John (R-IL)
Simpson, Mike (R-ID)
Smith, Chris (R-NJ)
Stefanik, Elise (R-NY)
Stewart, Chris (R-UT)
Stivers, Steve (R-OH)
Thompson, Glenn W. (R-PA)
Thornberry, Mac (R-TX)
Tiberi, Pat (R-OH)
Trott, Dave (R-MI)
Turner, Michael (R-OH)
Upton, Fred (R-MI)
Valadao, David (R-CA)
Wagner, Ann (R-MO)
Walberg, Tim (R-MI)
Walden, Greg (R-OR)
Walorski, Jackie (R-IN)
Walters, Mimi (R-CA)
Weber, Randy (R-TX)
Wenstrup, Brad (R-OH)
Westmoreland, Lynn A. (R-GA)
Wilson, Joe (R-SC)
Womack, Steve (R-AR)
Woodall, Robert (R-GA)
Yoder, Kevin (R-KS)
Young, Don (R-AK)
Zeldin, Lee (R-NY)
Zinke, Ryan (R-MT)

166 Democrats:

Adams, Alma (D-NC)
Aguilar, Pete (D-CA)
Ashford, Brad (D-NE)
Bass, Karen (D-CA)
Beatty, Joyce (D-OH)
Bera, Ami (D-CA)
Beyer, Don (D-VA)
Bishop Jr., Sanford D. (D-GA)
Blumenauer, Earl (D-OR)
Bonamici, Suzanne (D-OR)
Boyle, Brendan F. (D-PA)
Brady, Robert (D-PA)
Brown, Corrine (D-FL)
Brownley, Julia (D-CA)
Bustos, Cheri (D-IL)
Butterfield, G.K. (D-NC)
Capps, Lois (D-CA)
Capuano, Michael E. (D-MA)
Cárdenas, Tony (D-CA)
Carson, André (D-IN)
Cartwright, Matthew (D-PA)
Castor, Kathy (D-FL)
Castro, Joaquin (D-TX)
Chu, Judy (D-CA)
Cicilline, David (D-RI)
Clark, Katherine (D-MA)
Clarke, Yvette D. (D-NY)
Clay Jr., William “Lacy” (D-MO)
Cleaver, Emanuel (D-MO)
Clyburn, James E. (D-SC)
Cohen, Steve (D-TN)
Connolly, Gerald E. “Gerry” (D-VA)
Conyers Jr., John (D-MI)
Cooper, Jim (D-TN)
Costa, Jim (D-CA)
Courtney, Joe (D-CT)
Crowley, Joseph (D-NY)
Cummings, Elijah (D-MD)
Davis, Susan (D-CA)
Davis, Danny K. (D-IL)
DeFazio, Peter (D-OR)
DeGette, Diana (D-CO)
Delaney, John (D-MD)
DeLauro, Rosa L. (D-CT)
DelBene, Suzan (D-WA)
DeSaulnier, Mark (D-CA)
Deutch, Ted (D-FL)
Dingell, Debbie (D-MI)
Doyle, Michael “Mike” F. (D-PA)
Duckworth, Tammy (D-IL)
Edwards, Donna F. (D-MD)
Engel, Eliot (D-NY)
Eshoo, Anna G. (D-CA)
Esty, Elizabeth (D-CT)
Farr, Sam (D-CA)
Fattah, Chaka (D-PA)
Foster, Bill (D-IL)
Frankel, Lois (D-FL)
Fudge, Marcia L. (D-OH)
Gabbard, Tulsi (D-HI)
Garamendi, John (D-CA)
Graham, Gwen (D-FL)
Grayson, Alan (D-FL)
Green, Al (D-TX)
Green, Gene (D-TX)
Hahn, Janice (D-CA)
Hastings, Alcee L. (D-FL)
Heck, Joe (D-WA)
Higgins, Brian (D-NY)
Himes, Jim (D-CT)
Hinojosa, Rubén (D-TX)
Honda, Mike (D-CA)
Hoyer, Steny H. (D-MD)
Huffman, Jared (D-CA)
Israel, Steve (D-NY)
Jackson Lee, Sheila (D-TX)
Jeffries, Hakeem (D-NY)
Kaptur, Marcy (D-OH)
Keating, William (D-MA)
Kelly, Robin (D-IL)
Kilmer, Derek (D-WA)
Kind, Ron (D-WI)
Kirkpatrick, Ann (D-AZ)
Kuster, Ann (D-NH)
Langevin, Jim (D-RI)
Larsen, Rick (D-WA)
Larson, John B. (D-CT)
Lawrence, Brenda (D-MI)
Lee, Barbara (D-CA)
Levin, Sander (D-MI)
Lewis, John (D-GA)
Lipinski, Daniel (D-IL)
Loebsack, David (D-IA)
Lowenthal, Alan (D-CA)
Lowey, Nita (D-NY)
Lujan Grisham, Michelle (D-NM)
Luján, Ben Ray (D-NM)
Lynch, Stephen F. (D-MA)
Maloney, Carolyn (D-NY)
Maloney, Sean Patrick (D-NY)
Matsui, Doris O. (D-CA)
McCollum, Betty (D-MN)
McGovern, James (D-MA)
McNerney, Jerry (D-CA)
Meeks, Gregory W. (D-NY)
Meng, Grace (D-NY)
Moore, Gwen (D-WI)
Moulton, Seth (D-MA)
Murphy, Patrick (D-FL)
Nadler, Jerrold (D-NY)
Napolitano, Grace (D-CA)
Neal, Richard E. (D-MA)
Nolan, Rick (D-MN)
Norcross, Donald (D-NJ)
O’Rourke, Beto (D-TX)
Pallone Jr., Frank (D-NJ)
Pascrell Jr., Bill (D-NJ)
Payne Jr., Donald (D-NJ)
Pelosi, Nancy (D-CA)
Perlmutter, Ed (D-CO)
Peters, Scott (D-CA)
Peterson, Collin C. (D-MN)
Pingree, Chellie (D-ME)
Price, David (D-NC)
Quigley, Mike (D-IL)
Rangel, Charles B. (D-NY)
Rice, Kathleen (D-NY)
Richmond, Cedric (D-LA)
Roybal-Allard, Lucille (D-CA)
Ruiz, Raul (D-CA)
Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch (D-MD)
Rush, Bobby L. (D-IL)
Ryan, Tim (D-OH)
Sánchez, Linda T. (D-CA)
Sanchez, Loretta (D-CA)
Sarbanes, John P. (D-MD)
Schakowsky, Jan (D-IL)
Schiff, Adam (D-CA)
Scott, David (D-GA)
Scott, Robert C. (D-VA)
Serrano, José E. (D-NY)
Sewell, Terri A. (D-AL)
Sherman, Brad (D-CA)
Sinema, Kyrsten (D-AZ)
Sires, Albio (D-NJ)
Slaughter, Louise (D-NY)
Smith, Adam (D-WA)
Speier, Jackie (D-CA)
Swalwell, Eric (D-CA)
Takai, Mark (D-HI)
Thompson, Mike (D-CA)
Titus, Dina (D-NV)
Tonko, Paul D. (D-NY)
Torres, Norma (D-CA)
Tsongas, Niki (D-MA)
Van Hollen, Chris (D-MD)
Vargas, Juan (D-CA)
Veasey, Marc (D-TX)
Vela, Filemon (D-TX)
Velázquez, Nydia M. (D-NY)
Visclosky, Peter (D-ID)
Walz, Timothy J. (D-MN)
Wasserman Schultz, Debbie (D-FL)
Watson Coleman, Bonnie (D-NJ)
Wilson, Frederica (D-FL)
Yarmuth, John A. (D-KY)

Members of Congress who didn’t vote (7 individuals in total)

2 Senators didn’t vote (1 Republican and 1 Democrat)

Rubio, Marco (R-FL)

Boxer, Barbara (D-CA)

I don’t know about Sen. Boxer (possibly good she didn’t vote), but it is inexcusable that Sen. Rubio neglected his duties as a Senator for such an important vote after stating he’d vote against the bill.

5 Representatives didn’t vote (1 Republican and 4 Democrats)

Fincher, Stephen (R-TN)

Cuellar, Henry (D-TX)
Johnson, Eddie Bernice (D-TX)
Kennedy III, Joseph P. (D-MA)
Kildee, Daniel (D-MI)

Members of Congress who rightly voted AGAINST the bill (146 individuals in total)

33 Senators rightly voted AGAINST the bill

26 Republicans:

Boozman, John (R-AR)
Burr, Richard (R-NC)
Cassidy, Bill (R-LA)
Cotton, Tom (R-AR)
Crapo, Mike (R-ID)
Cruz, Ted (R-TX)
Daines, Steve (R-MT)
Enzi, Michael B. (R-WY)
Ernst, Joni (R-IA)
Fischer, Deb (R-NE)
Flake, Jeff (R-AZ)
Grassley, Chuck (R-IA)
Lee, Mike (R-UT)
McCain, John (R-AZ)
Moran, Jerry (R-KS)
Paul, Rand (R-KY)
Portman, Rob (R-OH)
Risch, James E. (R-ID)
Sasse, Ben (R-NE)
Scott, Tim (R-SC)
Sessions, Jeff (R-AL)
Shelby, Richard C. (R-AL)
Sullivan, Daniel (R-AK)
Thune, John (R-SD)
Toomey, Patrick J. (R-PA)
Vitter, David (R-LA)

7 Democrats:

Manchin, Joe, III (D-WV)
Markey, Edward J. (D-MA)
McCaskill, Claire (D-MO)
Merkley, Jeff (D-OR)
Sanders, Bernard (I-VT)
Tester, Jon (D-MT)
Wyden, Ron (D-OR)

[NOTE: Considering that Sen. Sanders is running for President as a Democrat, I think it’s safe to go ahead and bunch him in with the Democrats, even though the US Senate website shows him as independent.]

146 Representatives rightly voted AGAINST the bill

95 Republicans:

Abraham, Ralph (R-LA)
Amash, Justin (R-MI)
Amodei, Mark (R-NV)
Babin, Brian (R-TX)
Barletta, Lou (R-PA)
Black, Diane (R-TN)
Blackburn, Marcha (R-TN)
Blum, Rod (R-IA)
Brat, Dave (R-VA)
Bridenstine, Jim (R-OK)
Brooks, Mo (R-AL)
Buck, Ken (R-CO)
Byrne, Bradley (R-AL)
Clawson, Curt (R-FL)
Crawford, Rick (R-AR)
DeSantis, Ron (R-FL)
DesJarlais, Scott (R-TN)
Duncan, Jeff (R-SC)
Duncan Jr., John J. (R-TN)
Emmer, Tom (R-MN)
Farenthold, Blake (R-TX)
Fleming, John (R-LA)
Forbes, J. Randy (R-VA)
Fortenberry, Jeff (R-NE)
Franks, Trent (R-AZ)
Garrett, Scott (R-NJ)
Gibbs, Bob (R-OH)
Gohmert, Louie (R-TX)
Goodlatte, Bob (R-VA)
Gosar, Paul A. (R-AZ)
Gowdy, Trey (R-SC)
Graves, Garret (R-LA)
Griffith, Morgan (R-VA)
Guinta, Frank (R-NH)
Hardy, Cresent (R-NE)
Harris, Andy (R-MD)
Heck, Joe (R-NV)
Hice, Jody B. (R-GA)
Holding, George (R-NC)
Hudson, Richard (R-NC)
Huelskamp, Tim (R-KS)
Hultgren, Randy (R-IL)
Hunter, Duncan D. (R-CA)
Hurt, Robert (R-VA)
Jenkins, Lynn (R-KS)
Johnson, Sam (R-TX)
Jones, Walter B. (R-NC)
Jordan, Jim (R-OH)
Kelly, Mike (R-PA)
King, Steve (R-IA)
Labrador, Raul R. (R-ID)
LaHood, Darin (R-IL)
LaMalfa, Doug (R-CA)
Lamborn, Doug (R-CO)
Lance, Leonard (R-NJ)
Latta, Robert E. (R-OH)
Long, Billy (R-MO)
Lummis, Cynthia M. (R-WY)
Marino, Tom (R-PA)
Massie, Thomas (R-KY)
McClintock, Tom (R-CA)
McKinley, David (R-WV)
Meadows, Mark (R-NC)
Meehan, Pat (R-PA)
Miller, Jeff (R-FL)
Mooney, Alex (R-WV)
Mulvaney, Mick (R-SC)
Palmer, Gary (R-AL)
Perry, Scott (R-PA)
Pompeo, Mike (R-KS)
Posey, Bill (R-FL)
Ratcliffe, John (R-TX)
Roby, Martha (R-AL)
Roe, Phil (R-TN)
Rogers, Mike (R-AL)
Rohrabacher, Dana (R-CA)
Rothfus, Keith (R-PA)
Salmon, Matt (R-AZ)
Sanford, Mark (R-SC)
Schweikert, David (R-AZ)
Shuster, Bill (R-PA)
Smith, Adrian (R-NE)
Smith, Jason (R-MO)
Smith, Lamar (R-TX)
Stutzman, Marlin (R-IN)
Tipton, Scott (R-CO)
Walker, Mark (R-NC)
Webster, Daniel (R-FL)
Westerman, Bruce (R-AR)
Whitfield, Ed (R-KY)
Williams, Roger (R-TX)
Wittman, Robert J. (VA)
Yoho, Ted (R-FL)
Young, David (R-IA)
Young, Todd (R-IN)

18 Democrats:

Becerra, Xavier (D-CA)
Carney, John (D-DE)
Doggett, Lloyd (D-TX)
Ellison, Keith (D-MN)
Gallego, Ruben (D-AZ)
Grijalva, Raul (D-AZ)
Gutiérrez, Luis (D-IL)
Johnson, Henry C. “Hank” Jr. (D-GA)
Lieu, Ted (D-CA)
Lofgren, Zoe (D-CA)
McDermott, Jim (D-WA)
Pocan, Mark (D-WI)
Polis, Jared (D-CO)
Schrader, Kurt (D-OR)
Takano, Mark (D-CA)
Thompson, Bennie G. (D-MS)
Waters, Maxine (D-CA)
Welch, Peter (D-VT)

How to contact your State’s Senators and Representatives

Link for list of Senators: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm?OrderBy=last_name&Sort=ASC

Link for list of Representatives: http://www.house.gov/representatives/#name_a

Sources for roll calls:

The lists above were made for your convenience as they are a bit easier to understand than the original sources (which don’t provide full names, and also don’t always indicate Representatives’ States). The original sources from the official US government websites can be found below.

Senate: http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00339

House of Representatives: http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2015/roll705.xml

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Abraham Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Day Message To Atheists, Humanists and Other Americans

It is the duty of nations as well as of men to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God; to confess their sins and transgressions in humble sorrow, yet with assured hope that genuine repentance will lead to mercy and pardon; and to recognize the sublime truth, announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history, that those nations are blessed whose God is the Lord.

“. . . we have grown in numbers, wealth and power as no other nation has ever grown.  But we have forgotten God . . . we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own.  Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us.

“It has seemed to me fit and proper that God should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged, as with one heart and one voice, by the whole American people.  I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States . . . to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November as a day of Thanksgiving and praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens.”

(signed)
A. Lincoln
October 3, 1863

George Washington’s Thanksgiving Day Message To Atheists, Humanists, and Other Americans

George Washington
George Washington
(Thanksgiving proclamation issued by President George Washington in 1789)
 

Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor; and whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint Committee, requested me to recommend to the people of the United States a
day of Public Thanksgiving and Prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.

Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday, the twenty-sixth of November next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the Beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks for his kind care and protection of the people of this country, previous to their becoming a nation; for the signal manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his providence, in the course and conclusion of the late war; for the great degree of tranquillity, union and plenty which we
have since enjoyed; for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enabled to establish Constitutions of Government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately instituted; for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of
acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and, in general, for all the great and various favors, which he has been pleased to confer upon us.

And also, that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations, and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions; to enable us all, whether in public or private institutions, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually; to render our National Government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed; to protect and guide all sovereigns and nations (especially such as have shown kindness to us), and to bless them with good
governments, peace and concord; to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science, among them and us; and, generally, to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.

(Taken from Linton, Ralph and Adelin. We Gather Together: The Story of
Thanksgiving [New York: Henry Schuman, 1949] 84-86.)